A woman came up to me in the dog park today.
She said, "Are you Mistress Aleta?"
I said "Yes"
She said, "You popped into my head yesterday. My friend told me to follow you a while ago. I was suicidal 2 days ago. You are such an inspiration to me. I love what you're doing. Now I'm moving and leaving this all behind. And now here you are,"
She had tears in her eyes. It moved me so much. I asked if I could give her a hug and we hugged for a while. I ended up with tears in my eyes.
She still couldn't believe it. Upon leaving she said to me, "You are amazing,"
It made such a difference to me to know that my message could make an impact, and that someone would stop me and tell me it wasn't all in vain. It's not the first time that someone has told me I popped into their head at just the right moment. I don't know how this works or why it does, just that my spirit has a mind of its own that I'm not even consciously aware of.
Maybe it's not even me. Maybe it's what I represent, but even still, I'm so thankful to be anything, anything at all, even a representation, that can give people hope in dark times.